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Hamburg Port Pioneers Onshore Power Supply for Cruise Ships

Hamburg Port Pioneers Onshore Power Supply for Cruise Ships

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has commissioned Siemens  as a general contractor to supply a turnkey onshore power supply system to cut  the combustion of marine fuel to supply the required electricity to all onboard systems when cruise ships are in port, which is a major contributor to local air pollution in harbours. The system, to […]

Plastic Main Propellers Making Debut

Plastic Main Propellers Making Debut

Japanese classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd., have installed the world’s first carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on a main propulsion system of a merchant vessel. The CFRP propeller was installed on the Taiko Maru, a domestic 499 GT chemical tanker owned by Sowa Kaiun YK by Marugame-based Koa industry Co., Ltd. in May […]

Panama Canal Hosting 2nd International Maintenance Congress

Panama Canal Hosting 2nd International Maintenance Congress

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has opened the Second International Maintenance Congress with the participation of 26 international and six local experts to promote reliability and sustainability in business practices, based on a maintenance culture. “Maintenance has been fundamental for the Canal to operate as it does today, after more than 100 years in operation,” […]

Skangass Cleared for New LNG Terminal

Skangass Cleared for New LNG Terminal

The Swedish Government has granted Skangass permission to build and operate a new Terminal for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) within the harbour in Gävle, Sweden, the company said. Skangass aims at starting the construction work during 2015. The permission is given for a storing capacity of 30 000 m3 LNG and a handling of up […]

Wärtsilä to Look After Harvey Gulf’s Newbuilds

Wärtsilä to Look After Harvey Gulf’s Newbuilds

Wärtsilä has signed a long-term Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC. This five-year agreement covers Condition Based Maintenance and Dynamic Maintenance Planning for eight new offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels – six liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled platform supply vessels and two offshore construction vessels powered by diesel fuel. Condition Based […]

VIDEO: Aasta Hansteen Breaks Ground

VIDEO: Aasta Hansteen Breaks Ground

Aasta Hansteen and Polarled are moving the boundaries for technology, deep waters and ripple effects on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). “Aasta Hansteen is one of the biggest and most complex industrial projects in Europe. With the Polarled pipeline, the Norwegian gas infrastructure is taken northward across the Arctic Circle for the first time. We […]

Stena Trusts MacGregor

Stena Trusts MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from Stena North Sea Ltd to convert the 29,800gt RoPax ferry Dieppe Seaways to optimise it for its new route between Dublin and Holyhead in Ireland. MacGregor’s RoRo conversion team is no stranger to the vessel, which will be renamed Stena Superfast X, originally altering the ferry […]

DNV GL Showcases Interactive Arctic Risk Map

DNV GL Showcases Interactive Arctic Risk Map

DNV GL has developed an interactive Arctic Risk Map to present the risks associated with offshore and maritime activities in the Arctic. The map aims to provide the industry with a comprehensive tool for decision-making and transparent communications. “The Arctic is not a monolithic area and the risk picture varies accordingly. Stakeholders therefore need a sound decision […]

Wärtsilä Taps Into LNG Popularity

Wärtsilä Taps Into LNG Popularity

With LNG becoming increasingly viable and popular as a marine fuel, Wärtsilä continues to develop technical solutions that facilitate this trend. The latest Wärtsilä developments in this field involve an upgraded version of the Wärtsilä LNGPac, a fully integrated fuel gas handling system, and improvements to the coveted Wärtsilä Gas Valve Unit (GVU). Wärtsilä introduced […]

UPDATE: Leviathan Floating Drydock Arrives in Portland

UPDATE: Leviathan Floating Drydock Arrives in Portland

The largest floating drydock in the USA, the Vigorous, arrived aboard the world’s largest heavy-lift ship Blue Marlin in Portland on Monday for final assembly at Vigor Industrial’s shipyard. Fully assembled, the drydock will be 960-feet long. However, it is currently in three parts, which are stacked aboard the 738-foot heavy lift ship for delivery. […]

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